Anne Parrette

Cello & Bass

Anne Parrette, MME, is a cellist and orchestra conductor with 30 years of experience as a teacher, conductor, and performer. She holds her bachelors and masters in music education from the Florida State University College of Music where she studied cello with Roger Drinkall and Lubomir Georgiev, and viola and bass with Pamela Anderson.

Anne taught orchestra for 15 years in the Florida public schools and taught three groups at the Settlement School in Philadelphia. She conducted the Florida All State Honors Orchestra in 2015 and is often a guest clinician and conductor for state and county groups. Ms. Parrette has also conducted the Chipola Regional Symphony and the Orchestra Society of Philadelphia.

Ms. Parrette has performed in many orchestras and chamber groups including the Disney Company, Brevard Symphony, Tampa Bay Symphony, Imperial Symphony, the Craig Turley Orchestras, and Penn Strings. Anne has performed with artists such as Ray Charles, Bernadette Peters, the Indigo Girls, Joel Grey, Marvin Hamlisch, David Foster and Sting. She also played improv cello with Orlando band Marble Feather.

Anne is a current member and former district chair and board member of Florida Orchestra Association. She holds memberships in Florida Music Educators Association, and Sigma Alpha lota. She is a member of Who's Who of American Women and Who's Who of American Teachers.